The Ziauddin University Faculty of Pharmacy hosted commencement day of Pharm.D (Batch-XV) 2019 for 100 new coming students at Ziauddin University.

Chief Guest of the event, Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, Chairman Brooks Pharma in his address says, “Pakistanis are the intelligent nation of the world and we are lucky to have 54% of youngsters in our country. We are blessed to have a rich resourced country in the world all you have to do is to discover it with your hard work.”

“I congratulate to your parents for taking excellent decision to choose this respectable and noble profession for you. Now it’s your responsibility to help humanity and make your parents proud after graduation”, he added.

While talking about pharmaceutical business in Pakistan, the Guest of Honor, Dr Khalid Mahmood, Technical Director Bayer Pakistan, exposed that “we have 759 national and international pharmaceutical companies which are giving 3.1 billion industry businesses to our economy and annual growing rate of pharmaceutical companies is 11%.”

Directly talking to the new batch he advised them that Commitment, vision, objective and professionalism are the main key factors which they all have to keep in their minds to become a successful pharmacist.

On the occasion, Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor, Ziauddin University, while addressing to the students said “Unluckily we have 25 million children who have never visited schools and this number is continuously increasing with each passing day. 46 % students are those who are college dropouts. You all are lucky to get yourselves enrolled in one of the biggest university of Pakistan. All credit of your successes to reach this level goes to your parents. You all should be thankful to them.”

Earlier, Prof. Dr Anwar Ejaz Baig, Advisor to Chancellor, in his welcome speech, congratulated 15th batch of Pharm.D said “I hope after spending 5 years in Ziauddin University, you all will become experts of pharmacy and drugs, you will retain the name of Ziauddin University and its faculty. You will lighten up the name of Sir Dr Ziauddin Ahmed who played vital role in the field of education.”